Youth violence presents significant challenges across the U.S., disrupts communities and economic development, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services contracted with justice experts from AIR—along with WestEd and the Justice Resource Institute—to study the development and implementation of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in 11 of the most violent communities across the state.
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26 Jun 2013
Early College programs provide underserved students with exposure to, and support in, college while they are in high school. This study finds that Early College students were significantly more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in—and graduate from—college than their peers who did not take part in the program.
9 Sep 2013
As ambulatory surgery becomes a more common alternative to inpatient hospitalization, this study identifies the realm of risk factors associated with surgical site infections at ambulatory surgery centers; and recommends interventions to reduce the likelihood of such infections due the most common risk factors: Infection control practices and communications between health care providers.